Types of Foods to Avoid With Braces
At L&M Orthodontics, our goal is to provide our patients with the beautiful, confident smile you have always dreamed of. Braces/Invisalign can help you achieve that smile. Our caring doctors devise personalized treatment plans that is best suited for each one of our patients to deliver the absolute best result for you. Our doctors also personally see each patient at every visit to ensure that the plan is carried out. However, to attain the results in a timely manner, it is crucial that you take care your oral health and hygiene. Part of that means avoiding certain foods that could be harmful to your orthodontic appliances.
It only takes ONE bad bite to damage your braces and compromise your orthodontic treatment. As much as possible, avoid the foods listed below. And when you do eat them, do so with caution.
1. Sticky Foods
Sticky and gooey foods can get caught between brackets and wires.
- Caramel candy
- Bubble gum
- Laffy Taffy
- Gummy candy
2. Hard Foods
Hard foods can break or damage wires and brackets.
- Ice chewing
- Corn on the cob (cut it off the cob)
- Peanut brittle
- Hard pizza crust
- Doritos, corn chips, Cheetos
- Hard tacos
- Hard pretzels
- Hard rolls and bagels
- Raw carrots
- Hard Cereal
3. Tough Meat
Tough meats can loosen the wires and brackets of your braces.
- Ribs (pull meat away from the bone)
- Beef jerky
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